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  • Factbox: What is Crimea and why does it matter? Mar 10, 2014 02:17 PM IST

    Factbox: What is Crimea and why does it matter?

    Crimea accounts for 3 percent of Ukraine's GDP, with 60 percent of its own output made up by services. The land is intensely farmed, with wheat, corn and sunflowers as main crops.

  • Pre-market buzz: Global cues that will affect Nifty today Mar 10, 2014 08:32 AM IST

    Pre-market buzz: Global cues that will affect Nifty today

    Data from the Labour Department shows that the US economy is bouncing back from a weather-induced slowdown.

  • Russia sticks to its demands in Ukraine crisis Mar 08, 2014 04:28 PM IST

    Russia sticks to its demands in Ukraine crisis

    The peace deal on February 21 between now-deposed President Viktor Yanukovich and leaders of what were then opposition parties foresaw the creation of a national unity government and an investigation into the deaths of protesters in Kiev.

  • Hot Ukrainian stocks? This big investor says yes Mar 08, 2014 12:37 PM IST

    Hot Ukrainian stocks? This big investor says yes

    Ukrainian stocks have risen nearly 20 percent this year even as the country has suffered political unrest, regime change and a stand-off with Russia.

  • Wall St week ahead: Rally may extend on strong jobs data Mar 08, 2014 12:12 PM IST

    Wall St week ahead: Rally may extend on strong jobs data

    "We're hoping the payroll report means we're on a stronger footing going ahead and that we can get more robust growth going forward," said Michael Mullaney, chief investment officer of Fiduciary Trust Co in Boston. "Now we're trading on fundamentals, which we think are fine. We're comfortable still being long on the market."

  • S&P 500 ends at another record after strong jobs data Mar 08, 2014 09:42 AM IST

    S&P 500 ends at another record after strong jobs data

    The S&P 500 had climbed to an intraday record of 1,883.57 shortly after the opening bell, lifted by the Labor Department's report showing that US employers added 175,000 jobs to their payrolls in February.

  • Weekly wrap: Pre-election rally drives Sensex near 22000; banks lead Mar 07, 2014 07:15 PM IST

    Weekly wrap: Pre-election rally drives Sensex near 22000; banks lead

    Easing of the crisis in Ukraine, steady foreign fund flows and a sharp fall in current account deficit were some of the factors driving the uptrend.

  • Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates Mar 07, 2014 03:39 PM IST

    Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates

    Moscow and Washington were still far apart on the situation in the former Soviet republic, where he said the new authorities had taken absolutely illegitimate decisions on the eastern, southeastern and Crimea regions: Putin

  • China says sanctions won't help Ukraine crisis Mar 07, 2014 03:12 PM IST

    China says sanctions won't help Ukraine crisis

    China and Russia, both permanent members of the United Nations' Security Council, have close ties and see eye-to-eye on many global diplomatic issues, such as the crisis in Syria.

  • Contained or contagion: How to play Ukraine Mar 07, 2014 12:38 PM IST

    Contained or contagion: How to play Ukraine

    The S&P 500, a broad measure of US stocks, hit a record high on Thursday after data showing jobless claims hit a three-month low boosted sentiment ahead of Friday's key non-farm payrolls report.

  • Russia, US still far apart on Ukraine, says Putin Mar 07, 2014 12:16 PM IST

    Russia, US still far apart on Ukraine, says Putin

    In a statement issued by the Kremlin on Friday, the Russian leader told US President Barack Obama in a telephone call on Thursday that Ukraine's new leaders, who had come to power in an anti-constitutional coup, had imposed "absolutely illegitimate decisions on the eastern, southeastern and Crimea regions".

  • Why the world should keep an eye on Ukraine Mar 07, 2014 10:07 AM IST

    Why the world should keep an eye on Ukraine

    While Russia's President Vladimir Putin appears to have backed down from military action on the Ukrainian borders, there is still unrest in plenty of Ukraine outside the Crimea, and potential for this to spread. International efforts to reach a solution so far have failed to reach a resolution.

  • US imposes visa, economic restrictions on Russia Mar 06, 2014 06:54 PM IST

    US imposes visa, economic restrictions on Russia

    Crimea's parliament has voted for the region to become a part of the Russian federation. Reports suggest that the region will hold a referendum in the next 10 days time.

  • Klitschko: Putin scared of what's happening in Ukraine Mar 06, 2014 01:08 PM IST

    Klitschko: Putin scared of what's happening in Ukraine

    Klitschko believes that Ukraine was suffering not only from a political crisis, but an economic one too.

  • Cautious on hope trade; buy pvt banks, autos: Dalton Mar 06, 2014 10:28 AM IST

    Cautious on hope trade; buy pvt banks, autos: Dalton

    UR Bhat, MD, Dalton Capital Advisors is cautious about the hope trade. However, he believes the Modi trade is worth playing. He says cyclicals will start looking better on the hope that huge changes will happen.

  • Ukraine worries? This economy is at risk too Mar 06, 2014 10:15 AM IST

    Ukraine worries? This economy is at risk too

    Ukraine topped a list of emerging markets highly vulnerable to shifting capital outflows published by Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Wednesday — but emerging Europe neighbor Turkey also featured high in the rankings.

  • Are Russian stocks a screaming buy? Mar 06, 2014 08:59 AM IST

    Are Russian stocks a screaming buy?

    The bourse lost nearly USD 60 billion in market capitalization on Monday, ending the session down 11 percent, its worst fall in five years. However, it regained around 5 percent on Tuesday before finishing nearly flat on Wednesday.

  • US accuses Putin of making false claims about Ukraine Mar 06, 2014 08:39 AM IST

    US accuses Putin of making false claims about Ukraine

    A fact sheet released by the State Department's press office said Putin had ignored or distorted the facts in justifying Russian aggression in the Ukraine.

  • Global cues mixed; will Nifty touch all-time high today? Mar 06, 2014 08:07 AM IST

    Global cues mixed; will Nifty touch all-time high today?

    The Nifty is only 35 points away from its all-time closing high of 6363.9 and if SGX Nifty is anything to go by, the market is likely to see yet another day in the green today.

  • Turmoil in Ukraine to impact Indian exports: EEPC Mar 05, 2014 06:03 PM IST

    Turmoil in Ukraine to impact Indian exports: EEPC

    The commerce ministry along with different chambers has planned to organise 14 India shows in the next 14 months in key countries of CIS to regain significant trade ground in the former member states of the erstwhile USSR.

  • Is political risk the new norm? Mar 05, 2014 03:39 PM IST

    Is political risk the new norm?

    Financial markets have had a tumultuous week - with risk assets selling off sharply and safe-havens such as gold rallying on Monday after Russia tightened its grip on Russian-speaking Crimea in a move that followed the ousting last month of Ukraine`s president after bloody street protests.

  • Cautiously optimistic on India ahead of 2014 polls: Banque Mar 05, 2014 01:20 PM IST

    Cautiously optimistic on India ahead of 2014 polls: Banque

    Hans Goetti of Banque International Luxembourg believes that the Indian equity market has a positive undertone and it is cautiously optimistic of Narendra Modi coming to power.

  • Situation unpredictable for oil mkts in Russia: Solaris Mar 05, 2014 12:20 PM IST

    Situation unpredictable for oil mkts in Russia: Solaris

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18‘s Menaka Doshi, Tim Ghriskey, CIO of Solaris Asset Management shared his views and analysis of what the developments, in terms of Ukraine and Russia, mean for the American markets and markets across the world.

  • Sensex soars, Nifty above 6300; Bharti Infra up 6% Mar 05, 2014 09:15 AM IST

    Sensex soars, Nifty above 6300; Bharti Infra up 6%

    The Indian rupee opened flat at 61.89 per dollar as against previous day's closing value of 61.85 a dollar.

  • S&P 500 ends at a record; Ukraine-Russia tensions ease Mar 05, 2014 08:08 AM IST

    S&P 500 ends at a record; Ukraine-Russia tensions ease

    The S&P 500 ended at a record high for the second time since Friday, when the broad index finished February with a milestone. In Tuesday's session, industrials and financials ranked among the biggest gainers. The benchmark index is up 1.4 percent for the year.

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